Joe Mellor

Joe Mellor

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Let’s clear the air…for National Clean Air Day

Let’s clear the air…for National Clean Air Day

Today marks the first ever National Clean Air Day, a chance for the whole country to come together and improve air quality through collective action. Air pollution contributes to 40,000 premature deaths a year in the UK but progress on this issue has been glacially slow. Recently the government was successfully...

These are the constituencies where the bookmakers got it drastically wrong

Watch – Corbyn’s surprise UK election success, explained

Well many Corbyn supporters and wider left-leaning voters are surprised/delighted that the Labour leader managed to make significant gains on the Conservative party. Theresa May could not secure a majority and recent polling has shown that Labour could indeed win an election if it was held now. It was such...

UK in desperate need for a pay rise as wages drop AGAIN, says Union

UK in desperate need for a pay rise as wages drop AGAIN, says Union

Conservative’s flawed economic plan exposed once more as average pay drops even including bonuses GMB says the UK desperately needs a pay rise as average real terms wages drop once again. Even taking into account bonuses real average weekly earning, taking account of inflation, decreased by 0.4% according to today’s...

Watch – CCTV captures moment woman shockingly steals CHARITY TIN

Watch – CCTV captures moment woman shockingly steals CHARITY TIN

CCTV captured the shocking moment a thief stole a charity donation tin. The woman stole the donations from Spoon World Buffet in Basildon, Essex, at 2.30pm on Saturday, after posing as a customer. Footage shows the brunette sitting down on a sofa, while waiters and waitresses busy themselves with serving diners. She...

In Pictures: EDL & anti-fascist protesters clash in Manchester

In Pictures: EDL & anti-fascist protesters clash in Manchester

People were urged to stay away from Piccadilly Gardens after a protest involving the EDL and rival anti-fascist groups turned violent today. GMP issued a statement on Twitter on Sunday, which read: “There is a demonstration taking place in Piccadilly Gardens this afternoon, please avoid the area if possible until...

Watch – Dogs strike a pose in bow-tie with fantastic results

Watch – Dogs strike a pose in bow-tie with fantastic results

These hilarious photos are 'poocher-perfect' and prove man's best friend just loves life in front of the camera. Jason Checkla abandoned taking wedding photos and now has a money-spinning business snapping dogs and their owners. He got the idea after getting his own pooch to strike a pose. His work...

Watch – Man tries to unblock a drain and pulls out a COW

Watch – Man tries to unblock a drain and pulls out a COW

This is the moment a man waded into waist-deep sewage to unblock a drain - and emerged with a COW. The brave man apparently spotted the calf slipping into the open drain in Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India, and watched it disappear underwater. The animal lover pulled...

Watch – Alleged ‘UFO’ spotted in Bristol

Watch – Alleged ‘UFO’ spotted in Bristol

This bizarre video footage shows what one man believes to be an extra-terrestrial visit from an 'enormous' UFO over his street. Mike Westlake, 28, shot the mobile phone footage showing three large, bright lights in the shape of a triangle flashing in the same straight line through the sky. He...

Watch – Farmer harvests his crops using miniature TRAIN

Watch – Farmer harvests his crops using miniature TRAIN

Karl Avison, 54, has put farming back on track by revving-up his electric train around a 600m trail around his farm. As well as the machinery helping Karl collect vegetables and fruit from fields - it also allows visitors to the site to climb aboard and pick out their own...

Jennie Jacques & Georgina Higgins talk openly about epilepsy

Jennie Jacques & Georgina Higgins talk openly about epilepsy

Talented British actress Jennie Jacques (Vikings), and script supervisor Georgina Higgins (‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ and ‘Paddington Bear 2’) may be on different sides of the camera, but they are on the same page when it comes to a subject close to their hearts - epilepsy. Jennie's youngest sister lives with...

Watch – Tragic! Dead whales washed up near Felixstowe

Watch – Tragic! Dead whales washed up near Felixstowe

Three minke whales have died and another two are in distress off the coast of the UK. The first sighting of the dead whale, a calf, was spotted on a mudbank in the River Orre, Near Felixstowe, on Saturday afternoon. Another dead adult whale, thought to be the calf's mother,...

Watch – Britain’s oldest triplets celebrate their 80th birthday

Watch – Britain’s oldest triplets celebrate their 80th birthday

Three sisters have celebrated their 80th birthday – and are Britain’s oldest surviving TRIPLETS. Mary Bloxham, Margaret Coleman and Georgina Leech, 80, were born on May 20 1937 and grew up together in the Hall Green area of Birmingham. Their mother, Mabel Bloxham, only expected one child and the chances...

Watch – Awful! Flytippers dump 100 tonnes of rubbish

Watch – Awful! Flytippers dump 100 tonnes of rubbish

Shocking pictures show more than 100 tonnes of rubbish - including dangerous asbestos - dumped by flytippers next to a beauty spot. The enormous mound of rubble, containing building materials and even human waste, will cost the taxpayer more than £20,000 to remove. Council workers are currently trawling through the...

Conservative manfiesto “great swindle” says GMB

Conservative manfiesto “great swindle” says GMB

Theresa May leading us down garden path again, says union. The GMB has described the Conservative Manifesto as a ‘great swindle’. The election pledge, unveiled today, offers a bleak vision for Britain’s future according to the union. Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary said: "It's all well and good talking up a great...

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